Buying

Purchasing a property is one of the biggest decisions a person makes in their lifetime. Make sure you understand the Property Buying Process.

 

We provide all the tools to make it a stress-free experience with our step by step Property Buying Process walkthrough.

STEP 1: GET PRE-APPROVED

Get peace of mind and a solid understanding of your budget before starting your search.

A pre-approval is the foundation needed to start your property search. Having been pre-approved strengthens your offer and helps you understand what you can afford. Most of all, it gives you peace of mind that once you find a property that you love, you will be able to get the financing you need to purchase it. In addition to the above reasons, being pre-approved allows you to focus in on the properties within your budget and can save valuable time for you and your Realtor. At any given moment, there are hundreds of properties available for sale, and without a tight focus you may miss out on something special.

STEP 2: FIND YOUR REALTOR

Think of them as your personal guide through the buying journey.

The Toronto real estate market is complicated and competitive. With the demand for homes and condos steadily rising, it’s important to ensure that you partner yourself with an expert who understands the industry, skilled in crunching numbers, and is an expert negotiator. You’ve come to the right place for that!

Experienced and just a lot of fun to work with.

#superagentman

 

Alexander isn’t hard to spot, racing from showing to showing on his beloved Triumph Thruxton. His experience in the Toronto real estate market spans more than a decade. Alexander has worked in every corner of the city both buying and selling condos and houses with equal success. His laid back demeanour, patient approach and in depth understanding of Toronto’s best neighbourhoods make him one of the best and most enjoyable Realtors to work with in the city.

STEP 3: START YOUR SEARCH

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STEP 4: ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

There is more to purchasing a property than the price. Asking the right question is key to ensuring a smooth process.

You may have narrowed down on your new home, but whether you’re purchasing a house or a condo there are things you should ask the seller or developer before signing your name on the dotted line. See below for a few of our most frequently asked questions.

HOUSE

I’m looking to purchase a century home in relatively good condition, but I’m weary of old electrical work/plumbing. What do I need to know?

Many older homes were built with “knob and tube” wiring and require fuses. These homes are more difficult to insure, and it can be quite costly to replace/modernize the entire home’s wiring. Same goes for plumbing – when was the last time things were renovated or replaced? Make sure to ask!

There is no garage in the house I’m interested in purchasing.

There are various forms of parking, and in the city it comes at a premium. Street permit parking, attached and detached garage parking, and shared parking pads are all options and can effect the value of a property. You need to have a solid understanding of what you your needs are, and what you are getting. Close to the streetcar/subway line? Short commute to work? Ditch the ride and look into a membership for one of Toronto’s car sharing programs (ZipCar, Car2Go, etc.).

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CONDO

I’m interested in a buying pre-construction unit as an investment, and eventually moving in myself. However, I’ve heard mixed reviews about the builder.

Do your research (your Realtor is a great resource!). Not all buildings are created equal. Choosing a property built by a reputable developer can save you headaches with issues down the road. In addition, “trendy” buildings tend to build up a following and are easier to sell in the future.

The building I’m looking to buy in is beautiful, but the maintenance fees are steep. What do they usually cover?

Maintenance fees are costs that cover the cleaning, repair and upkeep of a building as well as amenities such as concierge and exercise room. This does not include any maintenance of your actual unit (heat, hydro etc.). A wide variety of amenities might seem enticing but if you aren’t going to use them you may want to avoid buildings with too many.

MORE QUESTIONS?

No problem. Our number one resource for all your first time buyer, investment and pre construction questions is just below.

STEP 5: DOWNLOAD OUR BUYERS GUIDE, FREE!

Our Buyers Guide Includes:

A step by step outline of the buying process

Surveys to help you narrow down your needs

Information on first time buyer benefits

Our trusted third-party contacts

A glossary of need to know real estate terminology

Tips on buying pre-construction, features to consider and more!

Download our Buyers Guide

Get access to our Buyers Guide and all of our buying resources.

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